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Re: [aroid-l] growing tip of Alocasia

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] growing tip of Alocasia
  • From: piaba <piabinha@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 18:15:45 -0800 (PST)

hi derek, dan,

> 2) The break point was too low and a side-shoot(s)
> will
> in time dominate and grow out.

i think that's what it's going to happen.  i wasn't
sure if the tuber was still there or had dried up,
that's why i was peeling off a lot of the top and
ended up breaking it.  the stem is still green and

> things are likely to happen, assuming the stem of
> your
> subject plant isn't subversively rotting from the
> bottom/ up
> (alocasias  have a nasty habit of doing that
> sometimes!):

my main problem with Alocasias seem to be tubers that
go dormant and then shrivel up, dry up and never come
back.  just lost another A. reginula that way.  not
sure what the problem is.

thanks for your help.

tsuh yang

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